Irish Teaching and Learning Festival 2010 (ITLFestival)

Venue: Citywest Hotel

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Event Date/Time: Oct 15, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 16, 2010
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The festival, which is an interactive conference and exhibition focused on the future of education in Ireland, provides a unique opportunity for representatives from Irish primary, secondary and special needs’ establishments to come together and discuss the future of education in Ireland.

The exhibition will feature over 80 exhibitors, offering original ideas on learning and teaching across a range of key areas, including educational software and multimedia, educational publishing, network and communications, IT training, audio visual and ICT equipment, computer hardware, utilities and many more.

The conference and exhibition is free to all who register to attend on the website
The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival is a unique opportunity for teachers from all over the country to meet colleagues working on building the future of education in Ireland. The two-day event is open to principals, parents, teachers, Board’s of Management and government policy makers. Keynote speakers at the festival include Oscar winning producer and politician, Lord David Puttman, who will talk about how we best meet the educational needs of our new generation of learners.

Among other things, delegates can also attend seminars to gain practical advice and ideas on using technology in the classroom, find out how to create lesson plans using online content and discover what technology schools of the future may look like. There will also be the chance to get hands on experience of the best educational tools, exchange information and ideas with colleagues and investigate what other schools in Ireland are doing to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom.

The conference programme will cover a wide range of topics including:
Practical sessions:
• Using your technology effectively in the classroom
• Collaborative Procurement: How schools can save by purchasing together
• Internet safety and cyberbullying
• New resources for teaching Irish, Maths and Science
• Special needs education in mainstream education, resources that are available for parents, teachers and schools

Live teaching and learning demonstrations showcasing the use of innovation in education
• Podcasting, animation and film making
• Interactive whiteboards, digital content and virtual learning environments

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